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Call for financial aids of the Doctoral School

Financial Aids Doctoral School


With this call, the Doctoral School supports the dissemination and internationalization of doctoral scientific results through participation in conferences and scientific events, and by conducting short research stays for its doctoral students during the 2022/2023 academic year.

These activities are considered an essential part of the training process for doctoral students as a contribution to the quality of doctoral theses and the internationalization of doctoral programs.

There are two types of financial aids:

  • Type 1: Financial aids to fund expenses derived from participation in scientific-technical conferences
  • Type 2: Financial aids to fund expenses for short research stays outside of Spain

Call for Financial Aids of the Doctoral School 22/23 (Spanish version) Resolution of the Rector of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 28th of February 2023
English version
Publication on the BOEL (Official Electronic Bulletin of UC3M)
Corrections to the Call for Financial Aids of the Doctoral School 22/23
Resolution of Allocation of Financial Aids of The Doctoral School 22/23

What doctoral programs participate?

According to Annex I of the rules of the call, the following doctoral programs participate:

What requirements do I have to meet to participate?

  • Be enrolled at UC3M in one of the doctoral programs listed in Annex I during the 2022/2023 academic year, and being up to date with the payment of enrollment fees
  • Have passed the latest annual doctoral evaluation
  • Not have defended the doctoral thesis before the activity takes place
  • Hold a bank account based on Spanish territory or SEPA region.

How can I apply for the financial aid?

You can submit your application on the electronic form available at

Your student credentials below are required to access the form:

  • UC3M username: 100xxxxxx
  • UC3M e-mail password 

Additionally, applicants are required to upload the documents required in the call for applications, according to the financial aid type of your choosing.

Type 1 (Participation in conferences):

  • Descriptive report of activities to be carried out with the approval of the thesis supervisor, according to this template: Descriptive Report
  • Documents providing information about the Conference (purpose, description, participants). For online conferences with no travelling involved, the registration fee must be indicated
  • Letter of acceptance of the work, communication or poster
  • Statement of commitment to mention Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in the communications, documents or material to be presented at the conference, according to this template: Committment to make reference to UC3M

Type 2 (Short stays):

  • Descriptive report of activities to be carried out with the approval of the thesis supervisor, according to this template: Descriptive Report
  • Letter of invitation from the host Center.
  • Approval of the stay by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program. This is included in the Descriptive Report. It is not required to provide a separate document.
  • Background of the research group/center/university where the stay will take place.

When can I apply for the financial aid? 

Application period is open from 28th of February through 1st of May 2023 (23:59h., CET).

When must the funded activities be carried out?

Activities for both types must be carried out from 1st of October 2022 through 30th of September 2023. Activities started before the 30th of September and ending after said date will also be taken into consideration.

Can I apply for more than one type of financial aid, or for two financial aids of the same type?

Yes. To apply for more than one financial aid, or for both types, a separate application must be submitted for each aid.

When will the resolution of the call be announced?

The proposal to award the financial aid will be announced before the 1st of June.

When and how  I receive the payment of the awarded financial aid?

Recipients are required to provide documented proof of the activity, as established for the type of financial aid received in the call for applications, within a month from the end date of the activity.

The payment of the financial aid will be transferred to a bank account based on Spanish territory or SEPA region. No payments will be made to bank accounts outside of Spain or SEPA region, or held by a third person.


For technical issues on the application form within the application period, or for further information and clarifications, please contact the Doctoral School at, indicating in the subject line: Doctoral School Financial Aids 22/23.

Application deadline: 1st of May 2023